Data Source Editing
The Running Reality desktop app can make direct edits to a range of data source file types.
Running Reality can act as a simple editor to make direct edits to a range of data source file types, reducing the need to transfer files back and forth between multiple desktop applications.
Editing a table is as simple as clicking in a data cell and making the text edit. Running Reality is a simple editor and does not support Microsoft Excel formulas.
For XLS files and SQL databases that have multiple tables, there is a tab/table selector at the bottom of the viewer. Use this to switch tabs/tables to view and edit other data.
Autosaving Microsoft Excel XLS files is currently disabled due to an error that can corrupt the XLS file.
An RDF file is a Resource Description Framework (RDF) file. The file consists of statements in "tuples", where a tuple is a subject → predicate → object. These tuples may also be saved in alternative but functionally identical file formats such as N-Triples (.nt), Turtle (.ttl), JSON-LD (.json) or RDF/XML (.rdf). This is the most common interchange format for Linked Open Data (LOD) in historical disciplines or other disciplines. Running Reality provides a simple tuple editor so that you can make edits to an RDF file within a Running Reality workflow.
The basic viewer shows each tuple organized as a tree under the subject. Note: the tuples may not
be organized in this way in the file itself. Each predicate is a branch under the subject, then
each object is a single leaf under each predicate. In the example below, the predicate is
temporal and the object is
You can add a new statement representing a new tuple by clicking the "add statement" button in the toolbar when you have a subject selected. The tuple editor opens for the selected subject and you can then select a new predicate and new object. The predicate has a drop down menu to show the predicates available from the ontologies already defined in the RDF file.
To view the ontologies that are currently defined, you can select the "show ontologies" button in the toolbar. A subject may have to be selected first in the sidebar.
This is a simple RDF editor with basic features. Note that it auto-saves your changes and does not have an undo function. Your computer operating system may have version control to retain each saved version. Additional editing features will be added over time.
To add a simple empty feature, click the "add" button. To add a feature based on a Running Reality object, click "add from selection" to select a Running Reality object. This is the primary way to export selected Running Reality data to GeoJSON. To add a new polygon representing the geotemporal extent of other data, click "add from extent." There is a separate tutorial that explores "add from extent" further.
When in editing mode, this is the view of a single editable GeoJSON feature. To edit the geometry, click the "edit" button next to the geometry.
The geometry editor lets you edit the point coordinate, or switch it. There is also an in-map editor to edit the vertices of the point, line, or polygon.
The drop-down menu lets you switch the geometry type between point, line, and polygon.
The property editor has a "+" button to add new properties to the feature. You need to enter a key and value for each property. The GeoJSON standard does not specify particular keys to have specific meaning.
Basic properties that Running Reality recognizes:
Mapbox "SimpleStyle" properties that Running Reality recognizes that are also recognized by many other GIS apps or web services: